April 26, 2013
Rayman Legends is just as Endearing as the First
Rayman Origins is one of those games I will gush on for years to come. The gameplay, animation, humor, and overall presentation is something this generation was in dire need of. I have reported in the past that it was getting a sequel, Rayman Legends and was to be a Wii U exclusive with a set release date of February 2013. The game has now been delayed until September and will go multiplatform. I am not upset about the game going multiplatform, though I am buying it for the Wii U after playing the demo and Challenge app; it feels more natural on the gamepad. Yesterday saw the release of what Ubisoft promised Wii U owners for delaying and canceling exclusivity, the Rayman Legends: Challenge App. I never got around to playing the full demo for Rayman Legends when it hit the Wii U eShop back in December. Yesterday I had a chance to play through the Challenge App that features those demo levels and adds new daily and weekly levels. You compete on leaderboards across the Nintendo Network it hopes to raise your Awesomeness level. There is one level of the three from the demo that had me laughing, loving, and enjoying every minute of it’s genius. Castle Rock is a musical stage that plays the rock anthem Black Betty by Ram Jam. I played and replayed that level a dozen times between last night and today and I can’t stop loving it. I loved Rayman Origins and pretty much every game that comes from Michel Ancel, so when this game comes out in September, you will be hard pressed to pull me away from it. Enjoy headbanging Rayman and the gameplay demo of Castle Rock from Rayman Legends.
Video by IGN.